Follow the dramatic story of one of the most remarkable global migrations in New Zealand's national history and one of the most famous Scottish migration sagas. Our story is revealed through interactive museum exhibitions and displays, including old world collections and archives.
Experience the injustices of the Highland Clearances, the hardship of establishing a new life in Nova Scotia and the rigors of the ocean voyages during the Scottish migration from Nova Scotia.
Do you have links to this extraordinary story? Make inquiries on our Web Site's genealogy page or come to Waipu Museum directly for help to search family history and find out more about the genealogy of the Scottish ancestors on your family tree.
Make sure you make an appointment first so that we can have a genealogist on hand to help you explore genealogy history records and research family genealogy, through the largest Scottish genealogy database and index of any New Zealand community.
Waipu Museum gift shop - high quality New Zealand souvenirs, gifts and NZ books, including handcrafted New Zealand ceramics, woodware, jewellery and fashion accessories, NZ wool, NZ knitwear, possum socks, possum gloves, possum scarves and beautiful garments from the Possumdown range.
Our Museum shop also stocks the registered Waipu Tartan fabric, scarves, ties and tea towels, hand crafted Quaiches, celtic jewellery, tartan ribbon, Celtic music CD's and Scottish history DVDs.
We are also very proud of our range of traditional toys, from New Zealand and around the world.
Come and experience Waipu's warm, community atmosphere which has been handed on since its earliest days as a pioneer village.
Looking to tour New Zealand? Plan your Waipu holiday. Stop and Shop for maps at the Waipu Museum's Info Center.
Shop Includes New Zealand Maps, North Island maps, Waipu maps. For your visit to Waipu Cove and Langs Beach. Get information about Waipu accommodation and Waipu restaurants including Pizza Barn Waipu and Beach House Restaurant, Waipu Cove.
Explore the Waipu Museum's historic heritage trail, our tourism walking tour. Take a map to find glow worms at the famous Waipu glow worm caves surrounded by wondrous limestone formations and exquisite NZ native bush. In your itinerary include a visit to the beautiful Piroa water falls in the historic Waipu Gorge.
Looking for Internet cafe north? - The Museum Shop has an email cafe/ internet cafe for the convenience of tourists.
Go to our genealogy page to register to become a friend of Waipu Museum. Receive our regular newsletter for the latest museum news from Waipu's Museum Trust curator / directors, genealogists/ historians and volunteers.
Waipu Museum Venue - Waipu can boast a number of skilled caterers and entertainers. Half way between Auckland and the Bay of Islands, Waipu is ideally positioned as a venue for conferences and meetings.
Museum Summer hours 10.00 - 4.30 : Tues - Sat, 10.00 - 4.00 Sun - Mon
(Except Christmas day, Boxing day, Good Friday and the morning of Anzac Day. Check the web site for possible changes to the hours in summer.)